We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.
For parenting and counselling services, visit the Family Support page, and for direction and clarity on regulations, processes and procedures at our school, read the Sydney Catholic School policies.
Working in partnership and forging positive parent relationships is a key priority at St Vincent’s College Ashfield.
The College intends to form a parents advisory council which aims to enhance the partnership between families and the college. The parent advisory council consists of members of the college leadership team and parents are invited to attend. Meetings are held on a regular basis. The council’s role is to operate as a forum for future strategic planning and to provide the means for parents to have direct input into the direction and focus of the College.
Compass, the student information system allows parents/carers to receive regular updates, school reports, newsletters, notes and attendance snapshot information. It is a ‘one stop shop’ to receive all organisational, administrative information about the college and your child.
For Kindergarten to Year 7, at the beginning of the school year, parents and carers are invited to attend our Parent Information and Meet the Teacher evening. This evening is an opportunity for the principal to address parents on the school’s learning plan for the year, for parents and carers to be introduced to their child’s teacher (primary) and Year 7 pastoral care teacher, to learn about student expectations, to receive an overview of the term and to ask any questions. Once a term our primary classroom doors are also open to parents and carers to observe learning in action.
The College hosts information evenings for different year groups, regular parent forums, parent evenings with external guest speakers and social events such as Mothers’ and Fathers’ Breakfasts and Masses.